Q. Are you open every day?
A. Yes. We are open every day except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Our opening hours are:
Farm Shop: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Tea Room: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Breakfast 9.00am to 11.30am; light meals & sandwiches 11.45am to 4.45pm, main meal & hot sandwiches 11.45am to 4pm with lunch specials 11.45am to 2.30pm.
Q. What time do you milk the cows?
A. The cows are milked twice per day, every day of the year. Visitors to Low Sizergh Barn can watch from the tearoom gallery or on the big screen between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. You can also get up close and personal with the cows just outside of the Farm Shop at that time.
Q. I really like the salad leaves/milk/jam/cheese/crisps/chutney/ham I had in the tea room. Can I get it in the shop?
A. Yes – just ask in the tea room and they’ll tell you the names to look for in the shop.
Q. Can I book a table in the tea room?
A.Unfortunately not. There’s room for 75 in the tea room, so we’re spacious. If you’re concerned about getting a table it’s best to come for an early lunch rather than a late one. Should there be a queue, chairs are available for those who prefer to sit.
Q. How big is the herd?
A. The herd at the farm is 170 strong and is made up of Holsteins, Swedish Reds and Montbeliard crosses.
Q. Which of your products come from the farm?
A. Made with milk from our cows are our three cheeses: Kendal Creamy, Kendal Crumbly, Kendal Crumbly with Red Onion. Windermere Ice Cream Company make all their delicious flavours from our milk. We have free range eggs, organic vegetables grown on the farm by Growing Well, Low Sizergh Barn cakes and bakes in the farm shop, and quiches and salads in the deli counter. Of course everything served in the tea room is hand made.
Q. Is the site wheelchair and pushchair friendly?
A. Where possible we have made the site accessible to families with pushchairs and small children and to visitors with less mobility. You can find further details on our parking and access page. There is a lift to the tea room, and a disabled loo (with baby change).
Q. When did the farm shop open?
Q. Didn’t you used to have pick your own strawberries?
A. After many years of growing strawberries for pick-your-own, and farm shop sale, we leased the strawberry land to Growing Well. They grow their fabulous vegetables organically.
Q. Can I volunteer at Growing Well?
A. People recovering from mental health issues are very welcome to get involved in any and all aspects of Growing Well, from working in the office to planting seeds. Please phone 015395 61777 or see www.growingwell.co.uk.
Q. Is there disabled parking?
A. Yes, three spaces at the main doors. Feel free, of course, to offset your car from the cobbled surface (laid in the 1700s) and stick to the tarmac (laid in 2009) for wheelchair manoeuvrability. The square panel on the outside of the big grey barn doors opens the shop doors automatically.
Q. Whose business is this?
A. The Park family have been farming at Low Sizergh since 1980.
Q. Where does the farm trail start?
A. At the entrance to the car park, behind the stone building.
Q. Are you anything to do with the National Trust?
A. Low Sizergh Farm is rented from the National Trust so they are our landlord, but they are not involved in the farm or the farm shop in any way.
Q. Do you offer takeaway?
A. Yes, proper tea and coffee from the deli counter in the farm shop with sandwiches made to order.
Q. Where/what is Growing Well?
A. Growing Well is a mental health charity and organic growing business based here on the farm. The Growing Well site is across the fields from the car park next to the polytunnels.
Q. How long is the farm trail?
A. 1 and 3/4 miles; it takes about 45 minutes for an adult. Please see farm trail map for further details.
Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. Dogs are not allowed in the farm shop or cafe but are more than welcome on the farm trail and outside the building, obviously we need you to pick up after them.
Q. Can I take a pushchair on the farm trail?
A. The footpath gates make it unsuitable for pushchairs, unfortunately. It has been done with an all terrain buggy, but you need 2 people to lift over the gates & stiles.
Q. Can I get back to the caravan site from the farm trail?
A. Yes, you need to turn right upon entering the wood (point 5 on the farm trail map).
Q. Where are the toilets?
A. The toilets are at the back of the shop opposite the tills.
Q. Where is the tearoom?
A. The tearoom is situated on the top floor. You can access this either up the stairs and through the Gallery or by the lift.